1956 DeSoto Fireflite Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1955 - 1960
Price : $3,028-$3,564
Weight : 4068 lbs | 1845.214 kg

Power

V8 5414 cc | 330.4 cu in. | 5.4 L.

255 BHP (187.68 KW) @ 4400 RPM

Bore : 3.7 in | 94 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Carter WCFB 4-barrel Model 2311S carburetor

Transmission:
3 Manual , 3 Automatic

Production Figures

Total DeSoto Production for 1956 : 104,810
Convertible Coupes : 1,485
Sedans : 18,207
Sportsmans : 7,479
Sportsmans : 3,350

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 220.9 in | 5611 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 60.4 in | 1534 mm.
Rear Track : 59.6 in | 1514 mm.
Sportsman
Price : $3,255
Weight : 4028 lbs | 1827.07 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 220.9 in | 5611 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 60.4 in | 1534 mm.
Rear Track : 59.6 in | 1514 mm.
Sedan
Price : $3,028
Weight : 4003 lbs | 1815.73 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 217.9 in | 5535 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 60.4 in | 1534 mm.
Rear Track : 59.6 in | 1514 mm.
Tires : 7.60 x 15
Sportsman
Price : $3,340
Weight : 4012 lbs | 1819.813 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 217.9 in | 5535 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 60.4 in | 1534 mm.
Rear Track : 59.6 in | 1514 mm.
Convertible Coupe
Price : $3,453
Weight : 4123 lbs | 1870.161 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 220.9 in | 5611 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 60.4 in | 1534 mm.
Rear Track : 59.6 in | 1514 mm.

Handling

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 7.60 x 15

Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,050
Avg. Household Income : $4,450
Avg. Home : $11,700
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.22

The 1956 DeSoto Fireflite measures 220.90 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 126.00 inches.

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